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2011 Hook & Ladder Ball
Marines Memorial Club, Commandant's Room
San Francisco, CA
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2011 Hook & Ladder Ball
Blast from the Past: Staying Classy for the Past 40 Years

October 15, 2011, 6-11 p.m. at the Marines Memorial Club (Commandant's Room, 10th Floor) in San Francisco

Blast from the Past: Staying Classy for the Past 40 Years and celebrating the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation's 40 years of service (1971-2011) to California.  Please join us for a fun night filled with dancing, dinner, and raising money for an amazing cause, sending kids to Champ Camp!


Guests are encouraged to choose any formal attire from a decade between the 1970s and 2010s.


6:00pm Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction

Silent auction items and packages include:
A two-ticket flight to anywhere in the US
Ocean view stay at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
Sign sports memorabilia, and much, much more!

7:30pm Seated Dinner with hosted wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly (Your choice of a herb crusted chicken breast, polenta and leek-mushroom ragu and vegetables OR a vegetarian dish of spinach ravioli)

8:00pm AARBF 40th Anniversary Celebration and Award Presentations
9:00pm Dancing & Live Music from Brass Mafia!


AARBF is proud to present the Hook & Ladder Award to members of the fire service who, through their volunteerism, show a profound dedication to the community and mission of the organization.

2011 Hook & Ladder Award Honorees
Lieutenant Aisha KriegerSan Francisco Fire Department, FISE Director
Fire Engineer Jeff "Ricky Rescue" MartinCALFire

2011 Funder Spotlight Award Honoree
Rick Mangan and the Sprinkler Fitters Local 483


Table Sponsorships
A Hook & Ladder Table Sponsorship is $1,000 and includes ten event tickets with seated dinner and hosted wine; organization name/logo on table signage, Facebook, ticketing website, Twitter; a $250 tax-deductible donation to AARBF and logo placement in event program (if purchased before October 1).

Discounted parking is available through the Marines Memorial Club. Parking must be validated in the hotel lobby.

A limited number of hotel rooms are available in the city due to a high volume of special events and conferences the same weekend.  AARBF recommends reserving your hotel room as soon as possible to ensure availability and best rates.

Special thank you to the evening's auctioneer, Wes Sparling of Bonhams.



AARBF is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for burn survivors and promoting burn prevention education in the community.

After the devastation of a burn injury, AARBF is there. Our vision is to make burn injuries a thing of the past and until that mission is achieved, we strive to provide free, quality-of-life support to burn survivors and their families. AARBF partners with area hospitals to provide basic human needs (groceries, transportation to medical appointments), group support opportunities, and after-burn recreational activities.

The Hook & Ladder Ball also raises substantial funds for our flagship recreational program, Champ Camp. The largest residential summer camp for burn-injured kids in the US, Champ Camp allows children to interact with their peers while engaging in self-esteem building activities in a safe environment. It's a place where kids can just be kids. When you attend the 2011 Hook & Ladder Ball, you'll be helping to send one of hundreds of our kids to Champ Camp 2012.



Marines Memorial Club, Commandant's Room (View)
609 Sutter Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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